[Pathophysiology of neuronal injury in bacterial meningitis and experimental adjunctive therapeutic approaches].

@article{Boettcher2009PathophysiologyON,
  title={[Pathophysiology of neuronal injury in bacterial meningitis and experimental adjunctive therapeutic approaches].},
  author={Tobias Boettcher},
  journal={Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie},
  year={2009},
  volume={77 Suppl 1},
  pages={S7-9}
}
In bacterial meningitis, death and long-term neurological sequelae are caused jointly by several factors. Despite highly qualified intensive care and effective antibacterial therapy mortality rates remain high. Beta-lactam antibiotics, currently used for initial therapy of bacterial meningitis, lead to a rapid lysis of bacteria with a consecutive profound… CONTINUE READING